Courses

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Network Assurance

AWR138

Network Assurance covers secure network practices necessary to protect networked systems against attacks and exploits. Network security administration topics include firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, common cryptographic ciphers, AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting), server and client security, and secure policy generation.

Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.

Online Course Course Details
Class Number
EC AWR138

Description:

Network Assurance covers secure network practices necessary to protect networked systems against attacks and exploits. Network security administration topics include firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention, common cryptographic ciphers, AAA (authentication, authorization, and accounting), server and client security, and secure policy generation.

Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.



Prerequisites:

Complete the following online courses:

  • AWR-173
  • AWR-175 or have a good knowledge and understanding of the following topics:
    • Patching and updating
    • Firewalls
    • Malware
    • Confidentiality, integrity, and availability
    • Disclosure, alteration, and denial
    • Vulnerabilities, attacks, and controls
    • Types of attacks and attackers
    • Controls
    • Access Control
    • TCP/IP Networking
    • Networking basics and security
    • Operating system security
    • Encryption


Topics:
  • Layered defense
  • Surveillance and reconnaissance
  • Outsider threat protection,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel


  • Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all four classes in the Cybersecurity for IT Professionals track must be successfully completed

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.



    Digital Forensics Basics

    AWR139

    This course covers investigative methods and standards for the acquisition, extraction, preservation, analysis, and deposition of digital evidence from storage devices. This course offers a wide array of forensics situations that are applicable to the real world. Students will learn how to find traces of illegal or illicit activities left on disk with computer forensics tools and manual techniques, and how to recover data intentionally hidden or encrypted by perpetrators.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR139

    Description:

    This course covers investigative methods and standards for the acquisition, extraction, preservation, analysis, and deposition of digital evidence from storage devices. This course offers a wide array of forensics situations that are applicable to the real world. Students will learn how to find traces of illegal or illicit activities left on disk with computer forensics tools and manual techniques, and how to recover data intentionally hidden or encrypted by perpetrators.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:
    • 56K modem internet connection (broadband connection recommended)
    • Current browser (i.e., Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher, or Safari 2 or higher)
    • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher
    • Adobe Flash 9.0.45.0 or higher


    Topics:
  • Evidentiary reporting
  • Computer technologies
  • Digital evidence collection,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous Materials Personnel


  • Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all four classes in the Cybersecurity for IT Professionals track must be successfully completed.

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.



    Cyber Law and White Collar Crime

    AWR168

    This intermediate course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of computer crime issues from a legal perspective. The training will highlight the various computer crimes and appropriate response by first defenders and others that may encounter these types of issues. Participants learn legislations and organizational efforts to control or prevent such crimes. This course covers intellectual property law (copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, and unfair business practices), personal jurisdiction, electronic commerce and software contracts, telecommunications, antitrust, privacy, the right to accuracy of information, the right to access information, and the First Amendment.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Everyone - Non-Technical (Cyber 101) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR168

    Description:

    This intermediate course is designed to teach students the fundamentals of computer crime issues from a legal perspective. The training will highlight the various computer crimes and appropriate response by first defenders and others that may encounter these types of issues. Participants learn legislations and organizational efforts to control or prevent such crimes. This course covers intellectual property law (copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, and unfair business practices), personal jurisdiction, electronic commerce and software contracts, telecommunications, antitrust, privacy, the right to accuracy of information, the right to access information, and the First Amendment.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Everyone - Non-Technical (Cyber 101) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:

    Complete the following online courses:

    • AWR-173
    • AWR-174
    • AWR-175 or have a good knowledge and understanding of the following topics:
      • Cyber Ethics
      • Ethical Business Practices 
      • Privacy Laws and Principles
      • Intellectual Property, Copyright Laws, Patents, Trademarks and Trade Secrets
      • Code of Ethics and Professional Practices
      • Freedom of Speech and the Internet
      • Ethical Hacking
      • Patching and updating
      • Firewalls
      • Malware
      • Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability
      • Disclosure, Alteration, and Denial
      • Vulnerabilities, Attacks and Controls
      • Types of Attacks and Attackers
      • Controls
      • Access Control
      • TCP/IP Networking
      • Networking Basics and Security
      • Operating System Security
      • Encryption


    Topics:
  • Miscellaneous Cybercrimes
  • Key terms and concepts in cyber law
  • Intellectual property cybercrimes
  • Trademarks and domain name theft
  • Internet fraud
  • Electronic evidence and E-discovery,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all three classes in the Cybersecurity for Everyone track must be successfully completed.

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, contact us.



  • Cyber Incident Analysis and Response

    AWR169

    This course covers various incident analysis tools and techniques that support dynamic vulnerability analysis and elimination, intrusion detection, attack protection, and network/resources repair. The trainee will be presented with real-world examples and scenarios to help provide knowledge, understanding, and capacity for effective cyber incident analysis and response.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Business Professionals (Cyber 301) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR169

    Description:

    This course covers various incident analysis tools and techniques that support dynamic vulnerability analysis and elimination, intrusion detection, attack protection, and network/resources repair. The trainee will be presented with real-world examples and scenarios to help provide knowledge, understanding, and capacity for effective cyber incident analysis and response.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Business Professionals (Cyber 301) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this class

    Topics:
  • Introduction to incident management
  • Incident preparation
  • Incident detection and analysis
  • Containment, eradication, and recovery
  • Proactive and post incident cyber services,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all three classes in the Cybersecurity for Business Professionals track must be successfully completed.

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.



  • Information Security Basics

    AWR173

    Information Security Basics is designed to teach entry and mid-level IT staff the technological fundamentals of information security. The goal of this course is to provide trainees some preliminary knowledge of computer security to help in identifying and stopping various cyber threats. In addition to providing an introduction to information assurance, trainees will also learn general concepts (terminologies), an overview of TCP/IP, introductory network security, introductory operating system security, and basic cryptography.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR173

    Description:

    Information Security Basics is designed to teach entry and mid-level IT staff the technological fundamentals of information security. The goal of this course is to provide trainees some preliminary knowledge of computer security to help in identifying and stopping various cyber threats. In addition to providing an introduction to information assurance, trainees will also learn general concepts (terminologies), an overview of TCP/IP, introductory network security, introductory operating system security, and basic cryptography.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this class

    Topics:
  • Overview and terminology
  • General concepts
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Network security
  • Operating systems and security
  • Cryptography,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all four classes in the Cybersecurity for IT Professionals track must be successfully completed

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.



  • Cyber Ethics

    AWR174

    Cyber Ethics is designed to teach students the proper techniques with which to approach the difficult ethical dilemmas that arise from using the modern Internet. In addition to providing students with the skills to assess future ethical dilemmas for themselves, Cyber Ethics also looks at some of the more pressing concerns related to Internet usage today.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Everyone - Non-Technical (Cyber 101) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR174

    Description:

    Cyber Ethics is designed to teach students the proper techniques with which to approach the difficult ethical dilemmas that arise from using the modern Internet. In addition to providing students with the skills to assess future ethical dilemmas for themselves, Cyber Ethics also looks at some of the more pressing concerns related to Internet usage today.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Everyone - Non-Technical (Cyber 101) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this class

    Topics:
  • Overview and terminology
  • Privacy
  • Intellectual property
  • Professional codes of ethics
  • Freedom of Speech on the internet
  • Issues related to ethical hacking,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all three classes in the Cybersecurity for Everyone track must be successfully completed.

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.



  • Information Security for Everyone

    AWR175

    Information Security for Everyone is designed to teach the principles and practices that all computer users need to keep themselves safe, both at work and at home. By presenting best practices along with a small amount of theory, trainees are taught both what to do and why to do it. Topics covered include how to secure both clean and corrupted systems, protecting your personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Everyone - Non-Technical (Cyber 101) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR175

    Description:

    Information Security for Everyone is designed to teach the principles and practices that all computer users need to keep themselves safe, both at work and at home. By presenting best practices along with a small amount of theory, trainees are taught both what to do and why to do it. Topics covered include how to secure both clean and corrupted systems, protecting your personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Everyone - Non-Technical (Cyber 101) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this class

    Topics:
  • Safe internet usage
  • Securing a clean computer
  • Securing a corrupted computer
  • Protecting your computer and its contents
  • Securing computer networks
  • Secure communications and information security best practices
  • Maintaining Privacy Guidelines for maintaining privacy while surfing the internet,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all three classes in the Cybersecurity for Everyone track must be successfully completed.

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.



  • Disaster Recovery for Information Systems

    AWR176

    Disaster Recovery for Information Systems will train business managers to respond to varying threats that might impact their organization's access to information. This course provides requisite background theory and recommended best practices needed by managers to keep their offices running during incidents of different types. Topics include an overview of business continuity planning; disaster recovery planning; guides for implementing and managing disaster recovery plans, a discussion of technical vulnerabilities faced by organizations, and an examination of legal issues that may confront an organization.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Business Professionals (Cyber 301) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR176

    Description:

    Disaster Recovery for Information Systems will train business managers to respond to varying threats that might impact their organization's access to information. This course provides requisite background theory and recommended best practices needed by managers to keep their offices running during incidents of different types. Topics include an overview of business continuity planning; disaster recovery planning; guides for implementing and managing disaster recovery plans, a discussion of technical vulnerabilities faced by organizations, and an examination of legal issues that may confront an organization.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Business Professionals (Cyber 301) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this class

    Topics:
  • Overview of business information continuity
  • Guides for implementing and managing business information continuity plan
  • Discussion of technical vulnerabilities faced by organizations
  • Examination of legal issues that may confront an organization,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all three classes in the Cybersecurity for Business Professionals track must be successfully completed.

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.



  • Information Risk Management

    AWR177

    This is an intermediate level course covering topics on information assets, identifying risks, and management processes highlighting best principles and practices. It will provide training on information risk-related tools and technologies (such as asset evaluation, business impact analysis, risk identification, risk quantification, risk response, security policies, and compliance) for better understanding of potential threats and vulnerabilities in business online, and learning to adopt levels of security measures and best practices.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Business Professionals (Cyber 301) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR177

    Description:

    This is an intermediate level course covering topics on information assets, identifying risks, and management processes highlighting best principles and practices. It will provide training on information risk-related tools and technologies (such as asset evaluation, business impact analysis, risk identification, risk quantification, risk response, security policies, and compliance) for better understanding of potential threats and vulnerabilities in business online, and learning to adopt levels of security measures and best practices.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all three courses within the Online for Business Professionals (Cyber 301) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this class

    Topics:
  • Introduction to Information Security Risk Management
  • Asset evaluation and Business Impact Analysis
  • Risk identification
  • Risk quantification
  • Risk response development and control
  • Security policy, compliance, and business continuity,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all three classes in the Cybersecurity for Business Professionals track must be successfully completed.

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.



  • Secure Software

    AWR178

    This course covers secure programming practices necessary to secure applications against attacks and exploits. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of secure software development, defensive programming techniques, secure design and testing, and secure development methodologies.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.

    Online Course Course Details
    Class Number
    EC AWR178

    Description:

    This course covers secure programming practices necessary to secure applications against attacks and exploits. Topics covered include fundamental concepts of secure software development, defensive programming techniques, secure design and testing, and secure development methodologies.

    Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.



    Prerequisites:
    There are no prerequisites for this class

    Topics:
  • Secure software programming
  • Secure software design and testing
  • Secure software methodologies,

  • Audience:
  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous materials personnel

    Other Information:

    In order to receive the full two credit hours, all four classes in the Cybersecurity for IT Professionals track must be successfully completed.

    After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.